The Croatian Science Foundation monitors and oversees project activities for all projects that it funds in a systematic manner, paying particular attention to how funds are spent and whether contractual obligations are being met. Pursuant to the Grant Agreements, Principal Investigators are obliged to follow the project’s work and financial plan, which are constituent parts of the Grant Agreement.
The Project Monitoring Manual, which is in force as of 2 March 2020, can be accessed here.
All principal investigators of projects funded by the Foundation are obliged to submit periodic reports on the implementation of their projects and amendments to the project plan (work and financial plans). Reporting is carried out by providing an overview of scientific and other project activities (descriptive report) and financial reporting. Upon completion of the project, principal investigators are obliged to submit final reports. All reports are submitted on defined forms, and after they have been evaluated by independent experts, the Board adopts decisions on further financing of the project.
At its 125th session, held on 20 December 2018 , the Foundation’s Board adopted a decision amending the description of marks awarded to the reports of the Foundation’s projects. The projects are now given one of the following marks: A – Excellent progress (financing to resume), B – Good progress (financing to resume), C – Insufficient progress (Exceptional Report to be submitted), D – No progress (financing terminated).
All periodic, final and exceptional reports are submitted only through the EPP system.
Guidelines for using the EPP system can be downloaded here.